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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Motorcycle Mechanic Job at Mercy Corps - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Motorcycle Mechanic

Jobs at:
Mercy Corps

Deadline of this Job:
30th March 2018

Duty Station:

Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.

Job Summary: The Motorcycle Mechanic is responsible for ensuring that all the organization fleet in general including motor vehicles, and Generators and motorbikes in particular in Karamoja region are in good working condition. Working closely with Field Transport officer, Operations, Programs, Administration and Finance, the Mechanic is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services. The mechanic is responsible for ensuring that all repairs and maintenance are in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Inspect motorcycles i.e. engine, transmission etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues.
  • Ability to requisition for purchase of Motorcycle spares and check if genuine parts are obtained.
  • Maintain a record of Motorcycle repairs.
  • Conduct repairs aiming for maximum reliability.
  • Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Perform thorough maintenance on machinery and equipment.
  • Clean, apply and replenish lubricants/fluids to motorcycle components.
  • Ensure spare parts are available at all times for the easy and efficient maintenance
  • Provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures to Motorcycle or Vehicle users.
  •  Maintain the generators and ensure servicing is conducted in a timely fashion.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Motorcycle Mechanic job placement should hold a High school diploma; Certification from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship in this field is a definite
  • Proven experience as Mechanic & Technician; at least three years in Motorcycle repairs in reputable organization or Garage.
  • Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components
  • Ability to repair and maintain vehicles and generators is preferred
  • Aptitude in using various hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g. calipers)
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instructions, blueprints etc.
  • A strong commitment to all health and safety guidelines
  • Very good communication skills
  • A problem-solving ability
  • Very good physical strength and stamina
  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  •  Ability to travel to other field offices and perform maintenance functions
  • Computer literate and strong organizational and planning skills.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: